Boy, 17, bailed over ‘link to far right group’

Nottingham Post - - NEWS -

FIVE peo­ple ac­cused of be­long­ing to banned neo-nazi group Na­tional Ac­tion face trial for a ter­ror of­fence in March next year.

Garry Jack, 22, Daniel Ward, 28, and Alice Cut­ter, 22, ap­peared at the Old Bai­ley by video-link, while a 17-year-old boy from Nottingham, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, was present in court yes­ter­day.

A tech­ni­cal prob­lem meant Cut­ter’s fi­ance, Mark Jones, 24, did not ap­pear.

They are jointly charged with mem­ber­ship of the far-right or­gan­i­sa­tion be­tween De­cem­ber 17 2016 and Septem­ber 5 2017, af­ter it was out­lawed by then-home sec­re­tary Am­ber Rudd.

The al­leged of­fence falls un­der Sec­tion 11 of the Ter­ror­ism Act 2000. Mr Jus­tice Sweeney set a trial date of March 18 next year at Birm­ing­ham Crown Court.

Jones, of Wharf Street, Hal­i­fax; Jack, of Heath­land Av­enue, Birm­ing­ham, and Ward, of High­more Drive, Birm­ing­ham, were re­manded in cus­tody. Cut­ter, also of Wharf Street, Hal­i­fax, and the 17-year-old boy are on bail.

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